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SHARE and Dr. Randy Walker Family Practice & Allergy Clinic partner to improve efficiency in De Queen Arkansas

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 08:00 -- Whitney Mayo

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) announce that Dr. Randy Walker Family Practice & Allergy Clinic is now using SHARE, one of the country’s most robust health information exchanges (HIE). Dr. Walker’s care team is now accessing clinical information across participating entities for patients who have authorized sharing their medical information. This allows them to have accurate and recent results for their patients that range from children to adults.

“The information in SHARE is so helpful to our practice. We have patients come into the office that can’t remember where they had lab/radiology work done. Utilizing the SHARE system, my staff logs onto SHARE, types in the patient’s name and we can see where the patient had reports done. It really does help us from having to call around and track down that information, said Dr. Randy Walker MD.”

Accessing patient information through this secure exchange allows the clinic significant access to better coordination with hospitals, specialist and referral partners outside their network across the State to see a more robust picture of their patients’ medical histories, engendering efficient and safe continuity of care.  The SHARE 24-hour daily reports also alert the care team when patients are admitted and discharged from the emergency department and inpatient discharged in real-time. This allows for follow-up to occur within 72 hours of a patient being discharged, assisting the clinic in meeting value-based quality metrics.

In Arkansas, where many large and small health systems use disparate EHR systems, including in Southwest Arkansas, this is a particularly important milestone because the single interface to SHARE will allow Dr. Walker’s staff to access laboratory results, radiology reports, progress notes, discharge summaries from outside hospitals and specialty clinics in their eClinical Works (eCW) EHR System. The care team can now view the following patient data through SHARE’s eCW interface and access historical patient health information through the SHARE Virtual Health Record to include:

 

  • Admission, Discharge and Transfer Data
  • Allergies, Problems, Medications, Vitals, Social History
  • Demographic, Insurance, and Past Provider Information
  • Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Pathology Reports
  • Discharge Summaries, Continuity of Care Documents and Progress Notes

 

 “I’m hoping that the SHARE exchange will continue to grow. Because as the system expands, physicians will come to realize it’s a much more efficient way to access health records and, because of this efficiency, saves time and money, said Angie Walker, Office Manager.”

About Dr. Randy Walker Family Practice & Allergy Clinic:

Dr. Walker is a Board-certified Family Practice Physician with an exceptional healthcare team, who are all dedicated to providing their patients and families with the best medical care possible.  Their office strives to know their patients well, as their health and well-being depends on a partnership between the patient, physician and healthcare team. They are a Multi-Specialty Clinic offering many services to their patients, some of which are listed below.

  • Adult & Pediatric Allergy
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Spirometry
  • EKG
  • Fracture Care & Casting
  • Joint Injections
  • Holter Monitor
  • Minor Skin Lacerations
  • Wound Care
  • DOT Physicals
  • Drug Screens
  • Consortium Testing
  • Employment & Pre-Employment Physicals
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Auto Accident
  • Laboratory Testing
  • EPSD

 

Dr. Randy Walker - Clinic Info

1553 W. Collin Raye Drive

De Queen, AR 71832

Clinic Phone Number: (870) 584-3000

Fax: (870) 584-3003

https://www.drrandywalker.com/

 

Weekly Clinic Hours, including after hours and weekends:

7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday-Saturday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sunday